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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from strwbrysky in ROC Evidence Checklist   
    The following post was originally made by @afrocraft and I think will be very useful for anyone who is looking for input/feedback regarding evidence of bona fide marriage.
     
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    Note: I use a star rating to represent the (subjective) strength of some examples of the evidence (*** for strong/verifiable/difficult to fake; ** moderate; * weak). Using multiple corroborating evidence for each section below from the date of marriage to the present, you want to show that you both:
     
    Cohabit (CRITICAL):
    Government IDs with same address*** Signed lease agreements with both names** Bills in both names for utilities that are home-specific (electric, gas, cable, land lines but not cell phones)** Renters insurance policy in both names** Correspondence in both names* Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your living circumstances* Etc. Co-mingle finances (CRITICAL):
    Assets jointly owned
    Titles for significant assets (real estate, cars,  collectibles, etc.) in both names*** Joint financial account (bank, investment) statements with transaction history** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your financial practices* Liabilities jointly responsible for
    Tax returns/transcripts showing Married Filed Joint status*** Joint credit card statements** Joint mortgage/car loan/personal loan docs** Signed lease agreements with both names** Utility bills in both names** Joint health insurance documentation** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your financial practices* Shared life experiences:
    Birth certificates of children you've had together** Travel documentation in both names (boarding passes/hotel receipts > bookings) ** Well chosen pictures of you together (e.g., to support travel above, or child birth above, or other major family events)* Shared memberships* Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your shared experiences* Plan for the future together:
    Beneficiary nominations on retirement accounts** Child savings accounts** Wills*** Estate trust documents*** Power of attorney*** Joint life insurance policies*** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your future plans*  
    I would aim to provide at least 2 of the evidence in each section (the weaker the evidence you have, the more the corroboration you might need). Where you're lacking, explain why in your letter, and be creative in looking for alternative evidence. Remember: where possible, for each evidence, provide from date of marriage to the present (e.g., travel docs from Year 1 AND Year 2 AND Year X). Hope this helps.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Chancy in I-194F: Part 2.) 38.d- I-94 expiration date   
    The form for K1 is I-129F.
    On said form, part 2, items 38a to 38h, it states that you fill those fields just if your beneficiary is currently in the United States.
    Your fiancee is not in the US now, therefore, you leave those fields blank. 
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from JeanneAdil in I-194F: Part 2.) 38.d- I-94 expiration date   
    The form for K1 is I-129F.
    On said form, part 2, items 38a to 38h, it states that you fill those fields just if your beneficiary is currently in the United States.
    Your fiancee is not in the US now, therefore, you leave those fields blank. 
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to TBoneTX in Remodeling the kitchen   
    A kitchen is a hard thing to be without for weeks, or a month.
    Have at least a toaster oven or hotplate available to use while yours is roped off.
     
    We got cabinets with doors and drawers that slide shut gently after one pushes them.
    If your budget permits, I recommend these without reservation.
     
    Get countertops that are stylish yet easily maintained, for your benefit and later resale value.
     
    Look for refrigerators/ranges at estate sales, moving-sales, or as discontinued models at stores.
    Be highly cautious about floor models!  We lucked out on a wall oven, but that's an anomaly.
    On a budget, an Amana dishwasher (available at Home Despot) is as good as any fancier machine.
     
    Make sure that your new kitchen disposal unit will fit readily under your sink.
    Our plumber had quite a time with size and piping.
     
    Get the very strongest over-range exhaust fan that you can possibly find.
    Spare no expense on this.
    Be sure that it's compatible with venting to the outside; we had some issues with where the previous holes to our weak, obsolete unit were.
     
    Regarding IKEA, read reviews and query past customers about YOUR local store, or nearby ones.
    In general, insist on the senior project manager and that he/she will compile the most experienced team of carpenters, cabinetry people, plumbers, et al.
     
    Let us know how you choose to proceed, and the results!
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from milimelo in I-751 Divorce Waiver Lawyer/Self?   
    Your evidence seems pretty solid. You just need to include the actual divorce decree, check the "divorce" boxes on the form and you're set.
    Regarding healthcare and the 401k, write a letter explaining the situation.
    No need to involve a lawyer.
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to cculbertson81 in I-751 APRIL 2021 Filers (Removal of Conditions)   
    I found the spreadsheet you are referring to. Here's the link.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10bbIF3PDa36R8-yrFhHNDV1k32le-SPi1UzhewBFgiw/edit?usp=sharing
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Ben & Jela in I-751 APRIL 2021 Filers (Removal of Conditions)   
    The spreadsheet I refer to is a compilation of all months organized by service center. 
    If I find it, I'll share it here.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Ben & Jela in I-751 APRIL 2021 Filers (Removal of Conditions)   
    As you already went through AOS, the interview will very likely be waived, unless your case is "difficult" or you're randomly chosen. 
    When the interview is waived, you'll simply see your case status updating to "card is being produced".
     
    And regarding SRC specific timelines, there's a post somewhere in the RoC subforum, with a spreadsheet organized by service center. 
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to daboy in I-751 Divorce Waiver Lawyer/Self?   
    @Allaboutwaiting 
    Thank you!
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from daboy in I-751 Divorce Waiver Lawyer/Self?   
    Your evidence seems pretty solid. You just need to include the actual divorce decree, check the "divorce" boxes on the form and you're set.
    Regarding healthcare and the 401k, write a letter explaining the situation.
    No need to involve a lawyer.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Valmabe in I-751 May 2021 Filers   
    Some send each and every statement, some others, every other month. Recently I read about someone who sent 3 or 4 for each year. 
    There is no actual rule. 
    In my view, it is more about a holistic approach: sending a wide assortment of documents. As a member of the forum says: it is about quality, not quantity. 
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Timona in Divorced mother’s marriage certificate needed?   
    Then include a photocopy of the marriage certificate as proof of name change and as mentioned by the previous poster, include her maiden name in the "other names" field. 
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from daniBR in I-751 May 2021 Filers   
    It is taking 15 to 21 days. Hopefully you'll get the message soon. 😊
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Bzlibem in Divorced mother’s marriage certificate needed?   
    Then include a photocopy of the marriage certificate as proof of name change and as mentioned by the previous poster, include her maiden name in the "other names" field. 
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Key68 in I-751 APRIL 2021 Filers (Removal of Conditions)   
    How lucky! That's the fastest service center. 
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to aaron2020 in Visit father who is married a GC Holder   
    Your son already has a visitor visa, right?
     
    If you son has a visitor visa, he meets the exception of having a US citizen sibling and both siblings are under 21, so he can visit the US and fly directly from Brazil to the US.  

    He will need a copy of his sister's US birth certificate and a copy of his birth certificate.  His sister's US birth certificate will show that she's a US citizen under age 21.  Both birth certificates will show that you are the father in common and that they are siblings. 
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to SusieQQQ in Visit father who is married a GC Holder   
    Ok, it would have been clearer for people to answer if you had specified upfront your concern was about the travel ban (not around him traveling as a minor).
     
    The proclamation with list of exceptions is here https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/25/proclamation-on-the-suspension-of-entry-as-immigrants-and-non-immigrants-of-certain-additional-persons-who-pose-a-risk-of-transmitting-coronavirus-disease/ 
    the two that might apply to him are 
    v)     any noncitizen who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
    (vi)    any noncitizen who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications
     
    Also. Will he travel alone?  Not all airlines will take a 7-year old as an unaccompanied minor on an international flight. Will he be ok to do that - or will he get very stressed flying without a family member for so long?
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to aaron2020 in Visit father who is married a GC Holder   
    Your son can apply for a visitor visa.  Whether he will be granted a visa or not will depend on overcoming the legal presumption that all applicants plan to illegally immigrate to the US.  
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from vocal in N-400 Online application - travel outside the US before moving to US   
    That part of the form is related to the continuous residence requirement. 
    As you, I assume, are applying for naturalization under the 3 year rule, you should just include the trips since you moved to the US.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Lucky Cat in N-400 Online application - travel outside the US before moving to US   
    That part of the form is related to the continuous residence requirement. 
    As you, I assume, are applying for naturalization under the 3 year rule, you should just include the trips since you moved to the US.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Ben and Jen in ROC Evidence Checklist   
    The following post was originally made by @afrocraft and I think will be very useful for anyone who is looking for input/feedback regarding evidence of bona fide marriage.
     
    ___
    Note: I use a star rating to represent the (subjective) strength of some examples of the evidence (*** for strong/verifiable/difficult to fake; ** moderate; * weak). Using multiple corroborating evidence for each section below from the date of marriage to the present, you want to show that you both:
     
    Cohabit (CRITICAL):
    Government IDs with same address*** Signed lease agreements with both names** Bills in both names for utilities that are home-specific (electric, gas, cable, land lines but not cell phones)** Renters insurance policy in both names** Correspondence in both names* Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your living circumstances* Etc. Co-mingle finances (CRITICAL):
    Assets jointly owned
    Titles for significant assets (real estate, cars,  collectibles, etc.) in both names*** Joint financial account (bank, investment) statements with transaction history** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your financial practices* Liabilities jointly responsible for
    Tax returns/transcripts showing Married Filed Joint status*** Joint credit card statements** Joint mortgage/car loan/personal loan docs** Signed lease agreements with both names** Utility bills in both names** Joint health insurance documentation** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your financial practices* Shared life experiences:
    Birth certificates of children you've had together** Travel documentation in both names (boarding passes/hotel receipts > bookings) ** Well chosen pictures of you together (e.g., to support travel above, or child birth above, or other major family events)* Shared memberships* Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your shared experiences* Plan for the future together:
    Beneficiary nominations on retirement accounts** Child savings accounts** Wills*** Estate trust documents*** Power of attorney*** Joint life insurance policies*** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your future plans*  
    I would aim to provide at least 2 of the evidence in each section (the weaker the evidence you have, the more the corroboration you might need). Where you're lacking, explain why in your letter, and be creative in looking for alternative evidence. Remember: where possible, for each evidence, provide from date of marriage to the present (e.g., travel docs from Year 1 AND Year 2 AND Year X). Hope this helps.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Adventine in ROC Evidence Checklist   
    The following post was originally made by @afrocraft and I think will be very useful for anyone who is looking for input/feedback regarding evidence of bona fide marriage.
     
    ___
    Note: I use a star rating to represent the (subjective) strength of some examples of the evidence (*** for strong/verifiable/difficult to fake; ** moderate; * weak). Using multiple corroborating evidence for each section below from the date of marriage to the present, you want to show that you both:
     
    Cohabit (CRITICAL):
    Government IDs with same address*** Signed lease agreements with both names** Bills in both names for utilities that are home-specific (electric, gas, cable, land lines but not cell phones)** Renters insurance policy in both names** Correspondence in both names* Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your living circumstances* Etc. Co-mingle finances (CRITICAL):
    Assets jointly owned
    Titles for significant assets (real estate, cars,  collectibles, etc.) in both names*** Joint financial account (bank, investment) statements with transaction history** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your financial practices* Liabilities jointly responsible for
    Tax returns/transcripts showing Married Filed Joint status*** Joint credit card statements** Joint mortgage/car loan/personal loan docs** Signed lease agreements with both names** Utility bills in both names** Joint health insurance documentation** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your financial practices* Shared life experiences:
    Birth certificates of children you've had together** Travel documentation in both names (boarding passes/hotel receipts > bookings) ** Well chosen pictures of you together (e.g., to support travel above, or child birth above, or other major family events)* Shared memberships* Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your shared experiences* Plan for the future together:
    Beneficiary nominations on retirement accounts** Child savings accounts** Wills*** Estate trust documents*** Power of attorney*** Joint life insurance policies*** Your letter to USCIS/affidavits explaining your future plans*  
    I would aim to provide at least 2 of the evidence in each section (the weaker the evidence you have, the more the corroboration you might need). Where you're lacking, explain why in your letter, and be creative in looking for alternative evidence. Remember: where possible, for each evidence, provide from date of marriage to the present (e.g., travel docs from Year 1 AND Year 2 AND Year X). Hope this helps.
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from Adventine in Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage   
    Check the following links:
     
    https://www.visajourney.com/guides/removing-conditions-permanent-residency/
     
    https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/763220-roc-evidence-checklist/?tab=comments#comment-10456118
     
    Though both are about Removal of Conditions, they contain a comprehensive list of bona fide marriage evidence. 
     
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    Allaboutwaiting reacted to gborghesi in RFIE on I-751 - Suggestions on which documents to send   
    Thanks to everybody for the advices / suggestions. I finished preparing the cover letter, which I am pasting below:
     
    Dear Sir / Madam,
     
    On April 30, 2021, I received a Request For Evidence (RFE) on Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. The RFE asks for evidence to show that I entered my marriage in good faith and not for immigration purposes. To satisfy the requests in the RFE, I am sending you the following evidence:
     
    Leases (in both mine and my petitioning spouse’s names) for the period of time between October 2015 and May 2021 showing joint occupancy of a common residence;
    Deed (in both mine and my petitioning spouse’s names) showing joint ownership (with right of survivorship) of our recently bought home;
    Copies of mine and my petitioning spouse’s driver’s licenses, showing that we resided at the same address over the years;
    Car purchase contract in both mine and my petitioning spouse’s names;
    DMV vehicle registration cards for purchased car showing both mine and my petitioning spouse’s names on it;
    401k documents showing my petitioning wife as the sole beneficiary;
    Federal and state tax returns with W-2 records for the tax years between 2017 and 2020;
    IRS tax transcripts for the tax years between 2017 and 2020;
    Joint health insurance tax documents for tax years 2019 and 2020;
    Joint cars insurance for the years between 2018 and 2021;
    Quarterly statements of joint bank account for the years between 2017 and 2021;
    Receipts showing travels made together during the time period between 2018 and 2020;
    Various pictures showing our lives as a married couple, covering the span of our marriage.

     
    I would also like provide the following commentary on the submitted evidence:
     
    Prior to 2019, me and my petitioning spouse had separate health insurances through our employers: joint health insurance documents are thus not available for years before 2019;
    On top of our shared bank account, me and my wife have also maintained separate bank accounts. The shared bank account has been used over the years for expenses such as paying off student loans and buying furniture.

     
    As instructed, the documents provided are copies of the original, and cover the period of time after I became a permanent resident of the United States of America. I am also submitting a copy of all pages of the RFE. 

     
    Thank you for the opportunity to correct the deficiencies of the petition.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    I have a few last minute questions, hope any of you can answer:
     
    - the RFE explicitly states that "the evidence should cover the period of time after you were admitted to the United States". What does this mean exactly? I interpret it as the time since I became a permanent resident, is that correct? Just to clarify, I entered the US with an H1-B visa and met my wife after one year of living in the States;
     
    - since we rented until recently, the only utility bill that I have is for gas/electricity (single provider) which is in my name only. My wife pays for the phone bill, but from what I understand this is not considered a utility, is that correct? The bills show the same address, so I could potentially include them. 
     
    Thanks again for any last minute advice!
     
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    Allaboutwaiting got a reaction from boris64 in Will my K3 allow this???   
    You'd lose nothing but $160 when applying for a tourist visa.
    That is ideal for your situation, so it is worth a try. 
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